Witness the Cirrus phenomenon. Although there are undoubtedly many factors affecting the popularity of Cirrus aircraft, the standard equipment parachute is certainly an important one. Fueled in part by the bestselling book of 2002, “Free Flight” by James M. Fallows, people are seeking out planes with that added measure of safety.
A recent Flying magazine online poll showed that 75 percent of respondents would consider a whole plane parachute system if it were available for their aircraft. Our own online survey indicates that 67 percent of respondents would consider adding a parachute. (Go to www.cessnaflyer.org to participate if you haven’t already.)
A rather large majority of you are interested in this additional safety feature. If there’s a parachute in your future, chances are BRS will provide it.
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